101. Misericordiam et judicium.
song shall be of mercy and judgment; * unto thee, O LORD, will I sing.
2 O let me have understanding * in the way of godliness!
3 When wilt thou come unto me? * I will walk in my
house with a perfect heart.
4 I will take no wicked thing in hand; I hate the sins
of unfaithfulness; * there shall no such cleave unto me.
5 A froward heart shall depart from me; * I will not
know a wicked person.
6 Whoso privily slandereth his neighbour, * him will
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7 Whoso hath also a haughty look and a proud heart, * I will not suffer
8 Mine eyes look upon such as are faithful in the land,
* that they may dwell with me.
9 Whoso leadeth a godly life, * he shall be my servant.
10 There shall no deceitful person dwell in my house;
* he that telleth lies shall not tarry in my sight.
11 I shall soon destroy all the ungodly that are in
the land; * that I may root out all wicked doers from the city of the
102. Domine, exaudi.
my prayer, O LORD, * and let my crying come unto thee.
2 Hide not thy face from me in the time of my trouble;
* incline thine ear unto me when I call; O hear me, and that right soon.
3 For my days are consumed away like smoke, * and my
bones are burnt up as it were a firebrand.
4 My heart is smitten down, and withered like grass;
* so that I forget to eat my bread.
5 For the voice of my groaning, * my bones will scarce
cleave to my flesh.
6 I am become like a pelican in the wilderness, * and
like an owl that is in the desert.
7 I have watched, and am even as it were a sparrow,
* that sitteth alone upon the housetop.
8 Mine enemies revile me all the day long; * and they
that are mad upon me are sworn together against me.
9 For I have eaten ashes as it were bread, * and mingled
my drink with weeping;
10 And that, because of thine indignation and wrath;
* for thou hast taken me up, and cast me down.
11 My days are gone like a shadow, * and I am withered
12 But thou, O LORD, shalt endure for ever, * and thy
remembrance throughout all generations.
13 Thou shalt arise, and have mercy upon Sion; * for
it is time that thou have mercy upon her, yea, the time is come.
14 And why? thy servants think upon her stones, * and
it pitieth them to see her in the dust.
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15 The nations1 shall fear thy Name, O LORD; * and all the kings
of the earth thy majesty;
16 When the LORD shall build up Sion, * and when his
glory shall appear;
17 When he turneth him unto the prayer of the poor destitute,
* and despiseth not their desire.
18 This shall be written for those that come after, *
and the people which shall be born shall praise the LORD.
19 For he hath looked down from his sanctuary; * out
of the heaven did the LORD behold the earth;
20 That he might hear the mournings2 of such as are in captivity,
* and deliver them that are appointed unto death;
21 That they may declare the Name of the LORD in Sion,
* and his worship at Jerusalem;
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22 When the peoples3 are gathered together, * and the
kingdoms also, to serve the LORD.
23 He brought down my strength in my journey, * and
shortened my days.
24 But I said, O my God, take me not away in the midst
of mine age; * as for thy years, they endure throughout all generations.
25 Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation
of the earth, * and the heavens are the work of thy hands.
26 They shall perish, but thou shalt endure: * they
all shall wax old as doth a garment;
27 And as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they
shall be changed; * but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail.
28 The children of thy servants shall continue, * and
their seed shall stand fast in thy sight.
103. Benedic, anima mea.
the LORD, O my soul; * and all that is within me, praise his holy Name.
2 Praise the LORD, O my soul, * and forget not all
3 Who forgiveth all thy sin, * and healeth all thine
4 Who saveth thy life from destruction, * and crowneth
thee with mercy and loving-kindness;
5 Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things, * making
thee young and lusty as an eagle.
6 The LORD executeth righteousness and judgment * for
all them that are oppressed with wrong.
7 He showed his ways unto Moses, * his works unto the
children of Israel.
8 The LORD is full of compassion and mercy, * long-suffering,
and of great goodness.
9 He will not alway be chiding; * neither keepeth he
his anger for ever.
10 He hath not dealt with us after our sins; * nor
rewarded us according to our wickednesses.
11 For look how high the heaven is in comparison of
the earth; * so great is his mercy also toward them that fear him.
12 Look how wide also the east is from the west; *
so far hath he set our sins from us.
13 Yea, like as a father pitieth his own children;
* even so is the LORD merciful unto them that fear him.
14 For he knoweth whereof we are made; * he remembereth
that we are but dust.
15 The days of man are but as grass; * for he flourisheth
as a flower of the field.
16 For as soon as the wind goeth over it, it is gone;
* and the place thereof shall know it no more.
17 But the merciful goodness of the LORD endureth for
ever and ever upon them that fear him; * and his righteousness upon children's
18 Even upon such as keep his covenant, * and think
upon his commandments to do them.
19 The LORD hath prepared his seat in heaven, * and
his kingdom ruleth over all.
20 O praise the LORD, ye angels of his, ye that excel in strength;
* ye that fulfil his commandment, and hearken unto the voice of his word1.
21 O praise the LORD, all ye his hosts; * ye servants
of his that do his pleasure.
22 O speak good of the LORD, all ye works of his, in
all places of his dominion: * praise thou the LORD, O my soul.
104. Benedic, anima mea.
the LORD, O my soul: * O LORD my God, thou art become exceeding glorious;
thou art clothed with majesty and honour.
2 Thou deckest thyself with light as it were with a
garment, * and spreadest out the heavens like a curtain.
3 Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters,
* and maketh the clouds his chariot, and walketh upon the wings of the
4 He maketh his angels winds, * and his ministers a
5 He laid the foundations of the earth, * that it never
should move at any time.
6 Thou coveredst it with the deep like as with a garment;
* the waters stand above the hills.
7 At thy rebuke they flee; * at the voice of thy thunder
they haste away.
8 They go up as high as the hills, and down to the
valleys beneath; * even unto the place which thou hast appointed for them.
9 Thou hast set them their bounds, which they shall
not pass, * neither turn again to cover the earth.
10 He sendeth the springs into the rivers, * which
run among the hills.
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11 All beasts1 of the field drink thereof, * and the wild asses
quench their thirst.
12 Beside them shall the fowls of the air have their
habitation, * and sing among the branches.
13 He watereth the hills from above; * the earth is filled
with the fruit of thy works.
14 He bringeth forth grass for the cattle, * and green
herb for the service of men;
15 That he may bring food out of the earth, and wine
that maketh glad the heart of man; * and oil to make him a cheerful countenance,
and bread to strengthen man's heart.
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16 The trees of the LORD also are full of sap; * even the cedars of Lebanon2
which he hath planted;
17 Wherein the birds make their nests; * and the fir-trees
are a dwelling for the stork.
18 The high hills are a refuge for the wild goats; *
and so are the stony rocks for the conies.
19 He appointed the moon for certain seasons, * and the
sun knoweth his going down.
20 Thou makest darkness that it may be night; * wherein all the beasts
of the forest3 do move.
21 The lions, roaring after their prey, * do seek their
meat from God.
22 The sun ariseth, and they get them away together,
* and lay them down in their dens.
23 Man goeth forth to his work, and to his labour, *
until the evening.
24 O LORD, how manifold are thy works! * in wisdom hast
thou made them all; the earth is full of thy riches.
25 So is the great and wide sea also; * wherein are things
creeping innumerable, both small and great beasts.
26 There go the ships, and there is that leviathan, *
whom thou hast made to take his pastime therein.
27 These wait all upon thee, * that thou mayest give
them meat in due season.
28 When thou givest it them, they gather it; * and when
thou openest thy hand, they are filled with good.
29 When thou hidest thy face, they are troubled: * when
thou takest away their breath, they die, and are turned again to their dust.
30 When thou lettest thy breath go forth, they shall
be made; * and thou shalt renew the face of the earth.
31 The glorious majesty of the LORD shall endure for
ever; * the LORD shall rejoice in his works.
32 The earth shall tremble at the look of him; * if he
do but touch the hills, they shall smoke.
33 I will sing unto the LORD as long as I live; * I will
praise my God while I have my being.
34 And so shall my words please him: * my joy shall be
in the LORD.
35 As for sinners, they shall be consumed out of the earth, * and
the ungodly shall come to an end.
36 Praise thou the LORD, O my soul. * Praise the LORD.
105. Confitemini Domino.
thanks unto the LORD, and call upon his Name; * tell the people what things
he hath done.
2 O let your songs be of him, and praise him; * and
let your talking be of all his wondrous works.
3 Rejoice in his holy Name; * let the heart of them
rejoice that seek the LORD.
4 Seek the LORD and his strength; * seek his face evermore.
5 Remember the marvellous works that he hath done;
* his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth;
6 O ye seed of Abraham his servant, * ye children of
Jacob his chosen.
7 He is the LORD our God; * his judgments are in all
8 He hath been alway mindful of his covenant and promise,
* that he made to a thousand generations;
9 Even the covenant that he made with Abraham; * and
the oath that he sware unto Isaac;
10 And appointed the same unto Jacob for a law, * and
to Israel for an everlasting testament;
11 Saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan,
* the lot of your inheritance:
12 When there were yet but a few of them, * and they
strangers in the land;
13 What time as they went from one nation to another,
* from one kingdom to another people;
14 He suffered no man to do them wrong, * but reproved
even kings for their sakes;
15 Touch not mine anointed, * and do my prophets no
16 Moreover, he called for a dearth upon the land,
* and destroyed all the provision of bread.
17 But he had sent a man before them, * even Joseph,
who was sold to be a bond-servant;
18 Whose feet they hurt in the stocks; * the iron entered
into his soul;
19 Until the time came that his cause was known: *
the word of the LORD tried him.
20 The king sent, and delivered him; * the prince of
the people let him go free.
21 He made him lord also of his house, * and ruler
of all his substance;
22 That he might inform his princes after his will,
* and teach his senators wisdom.
23 Israel also came into Egypt, * and Jacob was a stranger
in the land of Ham.
24 And he increased his people exceedingly, * and made
them stronger than their enemies;
25 Whose heart turned so, that they hated his people,
* and dealt untruly with his servants.
26 Then sent he Moses his servant, * and Aaron whom
he had chosen.
27 And these showed his tokens among them, * and wonders
in the land of Ham.
28 He sent darkness, and it was dark; * and they were
not obedient unto his word.
29 He turned their waters into blood, * and slew their
30 Their land brought forth frogs; * yea, even in their
31 He spake the word, and there came all manner of
flies, * and lice in all their quarters.
32 He gave them hailstones for rain; * and flames of
fire in their land.
33 He smote their vines also and fig-trees; * and destroyed
the trees that were in their coasts.
34 He spake the word, and the grasshoppers came, and
caterpillars innumerable, * and did eat up all the grass in their land,
and devoured the fruit of their ground.
35 He smote all the firstborn in their land; * even
the chief of all their strength.
36 He brought them forth also with silver and gold;
* there was not one feeble person among their tribes.
37 Egypt was glad at their departing; * for they were
afraid of them.
38 He spread out a cloud to be a covering, * and fire
to give light in the night season.
39 At their desire he brought quails; * and he filled
them with the bread of heaven.
40 He opened the rock of stone, and the waters flowed
out, * so that rivers ran in the dry places.
41 For why? he remembered his holy promise; * and Abraham
42 And he brought forth his people with joy, * and
his chosen with gladness;
43 And gave them the lands of the heathen; * and they
took the labours of the people in possession;
44 That they might keep his statutes, * and observe
106. Confitemini Domino.
GIVE thanks unto the LORD; for he is gracious, * and his mercy endureth
2 Who can express the noble acts of the LORD, * or show forth
all his praise?
3 Blessed are they that alway keep judgment, * and
4 Remember me, O LORD, according to the favour that
thou bearest unto thy people; * O visit me with thy salvation;
5 That I may see the felicity of thy chosen, * and
rejoice in the gladness of thy people, and give thanks with thine inheritance.
6 We have sinned with our fathers; * we have done amiss,
and dealt wickedly.
7 Our fathers regarded not thy wonders in Egypt, neither
kept they thy great goodness in remembrance; * but were disobedient at
the sea, even at the Red Sea.
8 Nevertheless, he helped them for his Name's sake,
* that he might make his power to be known.
9 He rebuked the Red Sea also, and it was dried up;
* so he led them through the deep, as through a wilderness.
10 And he saved them from the adversary's hand, * and
delivered them from the hand of the enemy.
11 As for those that troubled them, the waters overwhelmed
them; * there was not one of them left.
12 Then believed they his words, * and sang praise
13 But within a while they forgat his works, * and
would not abide his counsel.
14 But lust came upon them in the wilderness, * and
they tempted God in the desert.
15 And he gave them their desire, * and sent leanness
withal into their soul.
16 They angered Moses also in the tents, * and Aaron
the saint of the LORD.
17 So the earth opened, and swallowed up Dathan, *
and covered the congregation of Abiram.
18 And the fire was kindled in their company; * the
flame burnt up the ungodly.
19 They made a calf in Horeb, * and worshipped the
20 Thus they turned their glory * into the similitude
of a calf that eateth hay.
21 And they forgat God their Saviour, * who had done
so great things in Egypt;
22 Wondrous works in the land of Ham; * and fearful
things by the Red Sea.
23 So he said he would have destroyed them, had not
Moses his chosen stood before him in the gap, * to turn away his wrathful
indignation, lest he should destroy them.
24 Yea, they thought scorn of that pleasant land, *
and gave no credence unto his word;
25 But murmured in their tents, * and hearkened not
unto the voice of the LORD.
26 Then lift he up his hand against them, * to overthrow
them in the wilderness;
27 To cast out their seed among the nations, * and
to scatter them in the lands.
28 They joined themselves unto Baal-peor, * and ate
the offerings of the dead.
29 Thus they provoked him to anger with their own inventions;
* and the plague was great among them.
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be consumed out of the
earth, and the ungodly shall come to an end : praise
thou the LORD, O my soul, praise the LORD.
30 Then stood up Phinehas, and interposed; * and so the plague ceased.
31 And that was counted unto him for righteousness,
* among all posterities for evermore.
32 They angered him also at the waters of strife, *
so that he punished Moses for their sakes;
33 Because they provoked his spirit, * so that he spake
unadvisedly with his lips.
34 Neither destroyed they the heathen, * as the LORD
35 But were mingled among the heathen, * and learned
36 Insomuch that they worshipped their idols, which
became a snare unto them; * yea, they offered their sons and their daughters
37 And shed innocent blood, even the blood of their
sons and of their daughters, * whom they offered unto the idols of Canaan;
and the land was defiled with blood.
38 Thus were they stained with their own works, * and
went a whoring with their own inventions.
39 Therefore was the wrath of the LORD
kindled against his people, * insomuch that he abhorred his own inheritance.
40 And he gave them over into the hand of the heathen;
* and they that hated them were lords over them.
41 Their enemies oppressed them, * and had them in
42 Many a time did he deliver them; * but they rebelled
against him with their own inventions, and were brought down in their
43 Nevertheless, when he saw their adversity, * he
heard their complaint.
44 He thought upon his covenant, and pitied them, according
unto the multitude of his mercies; * yea, he made all those that led them
away captive to pity them.
45 Deliver us, O LORD our God,
and gather us from among the heathen; * that we may give thanks unto thy
holy Name, and make our boast of thy praise.
Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, from everlasting,
and world without end; * And let all the people say, Amen.
107. Confitemini Domino.
GIVE thanks unto the LORD, for he is gracious,
* and his mercy endureth for ever.
2 Let them give thanks whom the LORD
hath redeemed, * and delivered from the hand of the enemy;
3 And gathered them out of the lands, from the east,
and from the west; * from the north, and from the south.
4 They went astray in the wilderness out of the way,
* and found no city to dwell in.
5 Hungry and thirsty, * their soul fainted in them.
6 So they cried unto the LORD
in their trouble, * and he delivered them from their distress.
7 He led them forth by the right way, * that they might
go to the city where they dwelt.
8 O that men would therefore praise the LORD
for his goodness; * and declare the wonders that he doeth for the children
9 For he satisfieth the empty soul, * and filleth the
hungry soul with goodness.
10 Such as sit in darkness,
and in the shadow of death, * being fast bound in misery and iron;
11 Because they rebelled against the words of the Lord,
* and lightly regarded the counsel of the Most Highest;
12 He also brought down their heart through heaviness:
* they fell down, and there was none to help them.
13 So when they cried unto the LORD
in their trouble, * he delivered them out of their distress.
14 For he brought them out of darkness, and out of
the shadow of death, * and brake their bonds in sunder.
15 O that men would therefore praise the LORD
for his goodness; * and declare the wonders that he doeth for the children
of men !
16 For he hath broken the gates of brass, * and smitten
the bars of iron in sunder.
17 Foolish men are plagued
for their offence, * and because of their wickedness.
18 Their soul abhorred all manner of meat, * and they
were even hard at death's door.
19 So when they cried unto the LORD
in their trouble, * he delivered them out of their distress.
20 He sent his word, and healed them; * and they were
saved from their destruction.
21 O that men would therefore praise the LORD
for his goodness; * and declare the wonders that he doeth for the children
of men !
22 That they would offer unto him the sacrifice of
thanksgiving, * and tell out his works with gladness!
23 They that go down to the sea in ships, * and occupy
their business in great waters;
24 These men see the works of the LORD,
* and his wonders in the deep.
25 For at his word the stormy wind ariseth, * which
lifteth up the waves thereof.
26 They are carried up to the heaven, and down again
to the deep; * their soul melteth away because of the trouble.
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and prayed : ...
27 They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, * and are at
their wit's1 end.
28 So when they cry unto the LORD
in their trouble, * he delivereth them out of their distress.
29 For he maketh the storm to cease, * so that the
waves thereof are still.
30 Then are they glad, because they are at rest; *
and so he bringeth them unto the haven where they would be.
31 O that men would therefore praise the LORD
for his goodness; * and declare the wonders that he doeth for the children
32 That they would exalt him also in the congregation
of the people, * and praise him in the seat of the elders!
He turneth the floods into a wilderness, * and drieth up the water-springs.
34 A fruitful land maketh he barren, * for the wickedness
of them that dwell therein.
35 Again, he maketh the wilderness a standing water,
* and water-springs of a dry ground.
36 And there he setteth the hungry, * that they may
build them a city to dwell in;
37 That they may sow their land, and plant vineyards,
* to yield them fruits of increase.
38 He blesseth them, so that they multiply exceedingly;
* and suffereth not their cattle to decrease.
39 And again, when they are minished and brought low
* through oppression, through any plague or trouble;
40 Though he suffer them to be evil entreated through
tyrants, * and let them wander out of the way in the wilderness;
41 Yet helpeth he the poor out of misery, * and maketh
him households like a flock of sheep.
42 The righteous will consider this, and rejoice; *
and the mouth of all wickedness shall be stopped.
43 Whoso is wise, will ponder these things; * and they
shall understand the loving-kindness of the LORD.
108. Paratum cor meum.
GOD, my heart is ready, my heart is ready; * I will sing, and give praise
with the best member that I have.
2 Awake, thou lute and harp; * I myself will awake
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3 I will give thanks unto thee, O LORD, among the
peoples1; * I will sing praises unto thee among the nations.
4 For thy mercy is greater than the heavens, * and thy
truth reacheth unto the clouds.
5 Set up thyself, O God, above the heavens, * and thy
glory above all the earth;
6 That thy beloved may be delivered: * let thy right
hand save them, and hear thou me.
7 God hath spoken in his holiness; * I will rejoice therefore, and divide
Shechem2, and mete out the valley of Succoth.
8 Gilead is mine, and Manasseh is mine; * Ephraim also
is the strength of my head; Judah is my lawgiver;
9 Moab is my wash-pot; over Edom will I cast out my
shoe; * upon Philistia will I triumph.
10 Who will lead me into the strong city? * and who
will bring me into Edom?
11 Hast not thou forsaken us, O God? * and wilt not
thou, O God, go forth with our hosts?
12 O help us against the enemy: * for vain is the help
13 Through God we shall do great acts; * and it is
he that shall tread down our enemies.
109. Deus, laudem.
not thy tongue, O God of my praise; * for the mouth of the ungodly, yea,
the mouth of the deceitful is opened upon me.
2 And they have spoken against me with false tongues;
* they compassed me about also with words of hatred, and fought against
me without a cause.
3 For the love that I had unto them, lo, they take
now my contrary part; * but I give myself unto prayer.
4 Thus have they rewarded me evil for good, * and hatred
for my good will.
8. Gilead is mine, and Manasses is mine : Ephraim
also is the strength of my head.
9. Judah is my law-giver, Moab is my wash-pot :
over Edom ...
5 Set thou an ungodly man to be ruler over him, * and let an adversary stand
at his right hand.
6 When sentence is given upon him, let him be condemned;
* and let his prayer be turned into sin.
7 Let his days be few; * and let another take his office.
8 Let his children be fatherless, * and his wife a widow.
9 Let his children be vagabonds, and beg their bread;
* let them seek it also out of desolate places.
10 Let the extortioner consume all that he hath; * and
let the stranger spoil his labour.
11 Let there be no man to pity him, * nor to have compassion
upon his fatherless children.
12 Let his posterity be destroyed; * and in the next
generation let his name be clean put out.
13 Let the wickedness of his fathers be had in remembrance
in the sight of the LORD; * and let not the sin of his mother be done away.
14 Let them alway be before the LORD, * that he may root
out the memorial of them from off the earth;
15 And that, because his mind was not to do good; * but
persecuted the poor helpless man, that he might slay him that was vexed
at the heart.
16 His delight was in cursing, and it shall happen unto
him; * he loved not blessing, therefore shall it be far from him.
17 He clothed himself with cursing like as with a raiment,
* and it shall come into his bowels like water, and like oil into his bones.
18 Let it be unto him as the cloak that he hath upon
him, * and as the girdle that he is alway girded withal.
19 Let it thus happen from the LORD unto mine enemies,
* and to those that speak evil against my soul.
20 But deal thou with me, O LORD God, according unto thy Name; * for sweet
is thy mercy.
21 O deliver me, for I am helpless and poor, ~ and
my heart is wounded within me.
22 I go hence like the shadow that departeth, * and
am driven away as the grasshopper.
23 My knees are weak through fasting; * my flesh is
dried up for want of fatness.
24 I am become also a reproach unto them: * they that
look upon me shake their heads.
25 Help me, O LORD my God; * O save me according to
26 And they shall know how that this is thy hand, *
and that thou, LORD, hast done it.
27 Though they curse, yet bless thou; * and let them
be confounded that rise up against me; but let thy servant rejoice.
28 Let mine adversaries be clothed with shame; * and
let them cover themselves with their own confusion, as with a cloak.
29 As for me, I will give great thanks unto the LORD
with my mouth, * and praise him among the multitude;
30 For he shall stand at the right hand of the poor,
* to save his soul from unrighteous judges.
110. Dixit Dominus.
LORD said unto my Lord, * Sit thou on my right hand, until I make thine
enemies thy footstool.
2 The LORD shall send the rod of thy power out of Sion:
* be thou ruler, even in the midst among thine enemies.
5 ... and let Satan stand at
3 In the day of thy power shall thy1 people offer themselves
willingly with an holy worship: * thy young men come to thee as dew from
the womb of the morning.
4 The LORD sware, and will not repent, * Thou art a
Priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.
5 The Lord upon thy right hand * shall wound even kings
in the day of his wrath.
6 He shall judge among the heathen; * he shall fill
the places with the dead bodies, and smite in sunder the heads over divers
7 He shall drink of the brook in the way; * therefore
shall he lift up his head.
111. Confitebor tibi.
WILL give thanks unto the LORD with my whole heart, * secretly among the
faithful, and in the congregation.
2 The works of the LORD are great, * sought out of
all them that have pleasure therein.
3 His work is worthy to be praised and had in honour,
* and his righteousness endureth for ever.
4 The merciful and gracious LORD hath so done his marvellous
works, * that they ought to be had in remembrance.
5 He hath given meat unto them that fear him; * he
shall ever be mindful of his covenant.
6 He hath showed his people the power of his works,
* that he may give them the heritage of the heathen.
7 The works of his hands are verity and judgment; *
all his commandments are true.
8 They stand fast for ever and ever, * and are done
in truth and equity.
9 He sent redemption unto his people; * he hath commanded
his covenant for ever; holy and reverend is his Name.
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shall thy1 people offer thee free-will offerings with an holy
worship : the dew of thy birth is of the womb of the morning.
10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; * a good understanding
have all they that do thereafter; his praise endureth for ever.
112. Beatus vir.
is the man that feareth the LORD; * he hath great delight in his commandments.
2 His seed shall be mighty upon earth; * the generation
of the faithful shall be blessed.
3 Riches and plenteousness shall be in his house; *
and his righteousness endureth for ever.
4 Unto the godly there ariseth up light in the darkness;
* he is merciful, loving, and righteous.
5 A good man is merciful, and lendeth; * and will guide
his words with discretion.
6 For he shall never be moved: * and the righteous
shall be had in everlasting remembrance.
7 He will not be afraid of any evil tidings; * for
his heart standeth fast, and believeth in the LORD.
8 His heart is stablished, and will not shrink, * until
he see his desire upon his enemies.
9 He hath dispersed abroad, and given to the poor.
* and his righteousness remaineth for ever; his horn shall be exalted
10 The ungodly shall see it, and it shall grieve him;
* he shall gnash with his teeth, and consume away; the desire of the ungodly
113. Laudate, pueri.
the LORD, ye servants; * O praise the Name of the LORD.
2 Blessed be the Name of the LORD * from this time
forth for evermore.
3 The LORD’S Name is praised * from the rising
up of the sun unto the going down of the same.
| 10 ... thereafter; the praise
of it endureth for ever. until
4 The LORD is high above all nations1, * and his glory above
5 Who is like unto the LORD our God, that hath his
dwelling so high, * and yet humbleth himself to behold the things that
are in heaven and earth!
6 He taketh up the simple out of the dust, * and lifteth
the poor out of the mire;
7 That he may set him with the princes, * even with
the princes of his people.
8 He maketh the barren woman to keep house, * and to
be a joyful mother of children.
114. In exitu Israel.
Israel came out of Egypt, * and the house of Jacob from among the strange
2 Judah was his sanctuary, * and Israel his dominion.
3 The sea saw that, and fled; * Jordan was driven back.
4 The mountains skipped like rams, * and the little
hills like young sheep.
5 What aileth thee, O thou sea, that thou fleddest?
* and thou Jordan, that thou wast driven back?
6 Ye mountains, that ye skipped like rams? * and ye
little hills, like young sheep?
7 Tremble, thou earth, at the presence of the Lord:
* at the presence of the God of Jacob;
8 Who turned the hard rock into a standing water, *
and the flint-stone into a springing well.
115. Non nobis, Domine.
unto us, O LORD, not unto us, but unto thy Name give the praise; * for
thy loving mercy, and for thy truth’s sake.
2 Wherefore shall the heathen say, * Where is now their
3 As for our God, he is in heaven: * he hath done whatsoever
4 Their idols are silver and gold, * even the work
of men’s hands.
5 They have mouths, and speak not; * eyes have they,
and see not.
6 They have ears, and hear not; * noses have they,
and smell not.
7 They have hands, and handle not; feet have they,
and walk not; * neither speak they through their throat.
8 They that make them are like unto them; * and so
are all such as put their trust in them.
9 But thou, house of Israel, trust thou in the LORD;
* he is their helper and defender.
10 Ye house of Aaron, put your trust in the LORD; *
he is their helper and defender.
11 Ye that fear the LORD, put your trust in the LORD;
* he is their helper and defender.
12 The LORD hath been mindful of us, and he shall bless
us; * even he shall bless the house of Israel, he shall bless the house
13 He shall bless them that fear the LORD, * both small
14 The LORD shall increase you more and more, * you
and your children.
15 Ye are the blessed of the LORD, * who made heaven
16 All the whole heavens are the LORD’S; * the earth hath he given to the children of men.
17 The dead praise not thee, O LORD, * neither all
they that go down into silence.
18 But we will praise the LORD, * from this time forth
for evermore. Praise the LORD.
116. Dilexi, quoniam.
|1 heathen until
delight is in the LORD; * because he hath heard the voice of my prayer;
2 Because he hath inclined his ear unto me; * therefore
will I call upon him as long as I live.
3 The snares of death compassed me round about, * and
the pains of hell gat hold upon me.
|I AM well pleased
: that the LORD hath heard the voice of my prayer;
2. That he hath inclined ... until
4 I found trouble and heaviness; then called I upon the Name of the LORD;
* O LORD, I beseech thee, deliver my soul.
5 Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; * yea, our God
6 The LORD preserveth the simple: * I was in misery,
and he helped me.
7 Turn again then unto thy rest, O my soul; * for the
LORD hath rewarded thee.
8 And why? thou hast delivered my soul from death, *
mine eyes from tears, and my feet from falling.
9 I will walk before the LORD * in the land of the living.
10 I believed, and therefore will I speak; but I was
sore troubled: * I said in my haste, All men are liars.
11 What reward shall I give unto the LORD * for all the
benefits that he hath done unto me?
12 I will receive the cup of salvation, * and call upon
the Name of the LORD.
13 I will pay my vows now in the presence of all his
people: * right dear in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.
| 4. I shall find trouble and
heaviness, and I will call
upon the Name of the LORD : ... until
14 Behold, O LORD, how that I am thy servant; * I
am thy servant, and the son of thine1 handmaid; thou hast broken
my bonds in sunder.
15 I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving,
* and will call upon the Name of the LORD.
16 I will pay my vows unto the LORD, in the sight of
all his people, * in the courts of the LORD’S house; even in the midst
of thee, O Jerusalem. Praise the LORD.
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117. Laudate Dominum.
PRAISE the LORD, all ye nations1; * praise him, all ye peoples.
2 For his merciful kindness is ever more and more toward2
us; * and the truth of the LORD endureth for ever. Praise the LORD.
118. Confitemini Domino.
GIVE thanks unto the LORD, for he is gracious; * because his mercy endureth
2 Let Israel now confess that he is gracious, * and
that his mercy endureth for ever.
3 Let the house of Aaron now confess, * that his mercy
endureth for ever.
4 Yea, let them now that fear the LORD confess, * that
his mercy endureth for ever.
5 I called upon the LORD in trouble; * and the LORD
heard me at large.
6 The LORD is on my side; * I will not fear what man
doeth unto me.
7 The LORD taketh my part with them that help me; *
therefore shall I see my desire upon mine enemies.
8 It is better to trust in the LORD, * than to put
any confidence in man.
9 It is better to trust in the LORD, * than to put
any confidence in princes.
10 All nations compassed me round about; * but in the
Name of the LORD will I destroy them.
11 They kept me in on every side, they kept me in,
I say, on every side; * but in the Name of the LORD will I destroy them.
12 They came about me like bees, and are extinct even
as the fire among the thorns; * for in the Name of the LORD I will destroy
13 Thou hast thrust sore at me, that I might fall;
* but the LORD was my help.
14 The LORD is my strength, and my song; * and is become
15 The voice of joy and health is in the dwellings
of the righteous; * the right hand of the LORD bringeth mighty things
16 The right hand of the LORD hath the preeminence;
* the right hand of the LORD bringeth mighty things to pass.
17 I shall not die, but live, * and declare the works
of the LORD.
18 The LORD hath chastened and corrected me; * but
he hath not given me over unto death.
19 Open me the gates of righteousness, * that I may
go into them, and give thanks unto the LORD.
20 This is the gate of the LORD, * the righteous shall
enter into it.
21 I will thank thee; for thou hast heard me, * and
art become my salvation.
22 The same stone which the builders refused, * is
become the head-stone in the corner.
23 This is the LORD’S doing, * and it is marvellous
in our eyes.
24 This is the day which the LORD hath made; * we will
rejoice and be glad in it.
25 Help me now, O LORD: * O LORD, send us now prosperity.
1 heathen until
26 Blessed be he that cometh in the Name of the LORD: * we have wished
you good luck, we1 that are of the house of the LORD.
27 God is the LORD, who hath showed us light: * bind
the sacrifice with cords, yea, even unto the horns of the altar.
28 Thou art my God, and I will thank thee; * thou art
my God, and I will praise thee.
29 O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is gracious,
* and his mercy endureth for ever.
119. I. Beati immaculati.
are those that are undefiled in the way, and walk in the law of the LORD.
2 Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, * and
seek him with their whole heart;
1 ye until
3 Even they who do no wickedness, * and walk in his ways.
4 Thou hast charged * that we shall diligently keep thy
5 O that my ways were made so direct, * that I might
keep thy statutes!
6 So shall I not be confounded, * while I have respect
unto all thy commandments.
7 I will thank thee with an unfeigned heart, * when I
shall have learned the judgments of thy righteousness.
| 3. For they who do no wickedness
: walk in his ways. until
| 8 I will
keep thy statutes1; * O forsake me not utterly.
In quo corrigit?
shall a young man cleanse his way? * even by ruling himself after thy
10 With my whole heart have I sought thee; * O let
me not go wrong out of thy commandments.
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11 Thy word2 have I hid within my heart, * that I should not
sin against thee.
12 Blessed art thou, O LORD; * O teach me thy statutes.
13 With my lips have I been telling * of all the judgments
of thy mouth.
14 I have had as great delight in the way of thy testimonies,
* as in all manner of riches.
15 I will talk of thy commandments, * and have respect
unto thy ways.
16 My delight shall be in thy statutes, * and I will
not forget thy word.
Retribue servo tuo.
DO well unto thy servant; * that I may live, and keep thy word.
18 Open thou mine eyes; * that I may see the wondrous
things of thy law.
19 I am a stranger upon earth; * O hide not thy commandments
20 My soul breaketh out for the very fervent desire
* that it hath alway unto thy judgments.
21 Thou hast rebuked the proud; * and cursed are they
that do err from thy commandments.
22 O turn from me shame and rebuke; * for I have kept
23 Princes also did sit and speak against me; * but
thy servant is occupied in thy statutes.
24 For thy testimonies are my delight, * and my counsellors.
soul cleaveth to the dust; * O quicken thou me, according to thy word.
26 I have acknowledged my ways, and thou heardest me:
* O teach me thy statutes.
27 Make me to understand the way of thy commandments;
* and so shall I talk of thy wondrous works.
28 My soul melteth away for very heaviness; * comfort
thou me according unto thy word.
29 Take from me the way of lying, * and cause thou
me to make much of thy law.
30 I have chosen the way of truth, * and thy judgments
have I laid before me.
31 I have stuck unto thy testimonies; * O LORD, confound
32 I will run the way of thy commandments, * when thou
hast set my heart at liberty.
me, O LORD, the way of thy statutes, * and I shall keep it unto the end.
34 Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law;
* yea, I shall keep it with my whole heart.
35 Make me to go in the path of thy commandments; *
for therein is my desire.
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36 Incline my3 heart unto thy testimonies, * and not to covetousness.
37 O turn away mine eyes, lest they behold vanity; *
and quicken thou me in thy way.
38 O stablish thy word in thy servant, * that I may fear
39 Take away the rebuke that I am afraid of; * for thy
judgments are good.
40 Behold, my delight is in thy commandments; * O quicken
me in thy righteousness.
Et veniat super me.
thy loving mercy come also unto me, O LORD, * even thy salvation, according
unto thy word.
42 So shall I make answer unto my blasphemers; * for
my trust is in thy word.
43 O take not the word of thy truth utterly out of
my mouth; * for my hope is in thy judgments.
44 So shall I alway keep thy law; * yea, for ever and
45 And I will walk at liberty; * for I seek thy commandments.
46 I will speak of thy testimonies also, even before
kings, * and will not be ashamed.
47 And my delight shall be in thy commandments, * which
I have loved.
48 My hands also will I lift up unto thy commandments,
which I have loved; * and my study shall be in thy statutes.
Memor esto verbi tui.
THINK upon thy servant, as concerning thy word, * wherein thou hast caused
me to put my trust.
50 The same is my comfort in my trouble; * for thy
word hath quickened me.
51 The proud have had me exceedingly in derision; *
yet have I not shrinked from thy law.
52 For I remembered thine everlasting judgments, O
LORD, * and received comfort.
53 I am horribly afraid, * for the ungodly that forsake
54 Thy statutes have been my songs, * in the house
of my pilgrimage.
55 I have thought upon thy Name, O LORD, in the night
season, * and have kept thy law.
56 This I had, * because I kept thy commandments.
Portio mea, Domine.
art my portion, O LORD; * I have promised to keep thy law.
58 I made my humble petition in thy presence with my
whole heart; * O be merciful unto me, according to thy word.
59 I called mine own ways to remembrance, * and turned
my feet unto thy testimonies.
60 I made haste, and prolonged not the time, * to keep
61 The snares of the ungodly have compassed me about; * but I have not forgotten
62 At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee,
* because of thy righteous judgments.
63 I am a companion of all them that fear thee, * and
keep thy commandments.
64 The earth, O LORD, is full of thy mercy: * O teach
me thy statutes.
LORD, thou hast dealt graciously with thy servant, * according unto thy
| 61 The congregations of the
ungodly have robbed me : but I ... until
66 O teach4 me true understanding and knowledge; * for I have
believed thy commandments.
67 Before I was troubled, I went wrong; * but now have
I kept thy word.
68 Thou art good and gracious; * O teach me thy statutes.
69 The proud have imagined a lie against me; * but I
will keep thy commandments with my whole heart.
70 Their heart is as fat as brawn; * but my delight hath
been in thy law.
71 It is good for me that I have been in trouble; * that
I may learn thy statutes.
72 The law of thy mouth is dearer unto me * than thousands
of gold and silver.
tuae fecerunt me.
hands have made me and fashioned me: * O give me understanding, that I
may learn thy commandments.
74 They that fear thee will be glad when they see me;
* because I have put my trust in thy word.
75 I know, O LORD, that thy judgments are right, *
and that thou of very faithfulness hast caused me to be troubled.
76 O let thy merciful kindness be my comfort, * according
to thy word unto thy servant.
77 O let thy loving mercies come unto me, that I may
live; * for thy law is my delight.
78 Let the proud be confounded, for they go wickedly
about to destroy me; * but I will be occupied in thy commandments.
79 Let such as fear thee, and have known thy testimonies,
* be turned unto me.
80 O let my heart be sound in thy statutes, * that
I be not ashamed.
soul hath longed for thy salvation, * and I have a good hope because of
82 Mine eyes long sore for thy word; * saying, O when
wilt thou comfort me?
83 For I am become like a bottle in the smoke; * yet
do I not forget thy statutes.
84 How many are the days of thy servant? * when wilt
thou be avenged of them that persecute me?
85 The proud have digged pits for me, * which are not
after thy law.
86 All thy commandments are true: * they persecute
me falsely; O be thou my help.
87 They had almost made an end of me upon earth; *
but I forsook not thy commandments.
88 O quicken me after thy loving-kindness; * and so
shall I keep the testimonies of thy mouth.
In aeternum, Domine.
LORD, thy word * endureth for ever in heaven.
90 Thy truth also remaineth from one generation to
another; * thou hast laid the foundation of the earth, and it abideth.
91 They continue this day according to thine ordinance;
* for all things serve thee.
92 If my delight had not been in thy law, * I should
have perished in my trouble.
93 I will never forget thy commandments; * for with
them thou hast quickened me.
94 I am thine: O save me, * for I have sought thy commandments.
95 The ungodly laid wait for me, to destroy me; * but
I will consider thy testimonies.
96 I see that all things come to an end; * but thy
commandment is exceeding broad.
what love have I unto thy law! * all the day long is my study in it.
98 Thou, through thy commandments, hast made me wiser
than mine enemies; * for they are ever with me.
99 I have more understanding than my teachers; * for
thy testimonies are my study.
100 I am wiser than the aged; * because I keep thy
101 I have refrained my feet from every evil way, *
that I may keep thy word.
102 I have not shrunk from thy judgments; * for thou
103 O how sweet are thy words unto my throat; * yea,
sweeter than honey unto my mouth!
104 Through thy commandments I get understanding: *
therefore I hate all evil ways.
word is a lantern unto my feet, * and a light unto my paths.
106 I have sworn, and am stedfastly purposed, * to
keep thy righteous judgments.
107 I am troubled above measure: * quicken me, O LORD,
according to thy word.
108 Let the free-will offerings of my mouth please
thee, O LORD; * and teach me thy judgments.
109 My soul is alway in my hand; * yet do I not forget
110 The ungodly have laid a snare for me; * but yet
I swerved not from thy commandments.
111 Thy testimonies have I claimed as mine heritage
for ever; * and why? they are the very joy of my heart.
112 I have applied my heart to fulfil thy statutes
alway, * even unto the end.
HATE them that imagine evil things; * but thy law do I love.
114 Thou art my defence and shield; * and my trust
is in thy word.
115 Away from me, ye wicked; * I will keep the commandments
of my God.
116 O stablish me according to thy word, that I may
live; * and let me not be disappointed of my hope.
117 Hold thou me up, and I shall be safe; * yea, my
delight shall be ever in thy statutes.
118 Thou hast trodden down all them that depart from
thy statutes; * for they imagine but deceit.
119 Thou puttest away all the ungodly of the earth
like dross; * therefore I love thy testimonies.
120 My flesh trembleth for fear of thee; * and I am
afraid of thy judgments.
DEAL with the thing that is lawful and right; * O give me not over unto
122 Make thou thy servant to delight in that which
is good, * that the proud do me no wrong.
123 Mine eyes are wasted away with looking for thy
health, * and for the word of thy righteousness.
124 O deal with thy servant according unto thy loving
mercy, * and teach me thy statutes.
125 I am thy servant; O grant me understanding, * that
I may know thy testimonies.
126 It is time for thee, LORD, to lay to thine hand;
* for they have destroyed thy law.
127 For I love thy commandments * above gold and precious stones5.
128 Therefore hold I straight all thy commandments;
* and all false ways I utterly abhor.
testimonies are wonderful; * therefore doth my soul keep them.
130 When thy word goeth forth, * it giveth light and
understanding unto the simple.
131 I opened my mouth, and drew in my breath; * for
my delight was in thy commandments.
132 O look thou upon me, and be merciful unto me, *
as thou usest to do unto those that love thy Name.
133 Order my steps in thy word; * and so shall no wickedness
have dominion over me.
134 O deliver me from the wrongful dealings of men;
* and so shall I keep thy commandments.
135 Show the light of thy countenance upon thy servant,
* and teach me thy statutes.
136 Mine eyes gush out with water, * because men keep
not thy law.
Justus es, Domine.
art thou, O LORD; * and true are thy judgments.
138 The testimonies that thou hast commanded * are
exceeding righteous and true.
139 My zeal hath even consumed me; * because mine enemies
have forgotten thy words.
140 Thy word is tried to the uttermost, * and thy servant
141 I am small and of no reputation; * yet do I not
forget thy commandments.
142 Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness,
* and thy law is the truth.
143 Trouble and heaviness have taken hold upon me;
* yet is my delight in thy commandments.
144 The righteousness of thy testimonies is everlasting:
* O grant me understanding, and I shall live.
in toto corde meo.
CALL with my whole heart; * hear me, O LORD; I will keep thy statutes.
146 Yea, even unto thee do I call; * help me, and I
shall keep thy testimonies.
147 Early in the morning do I cry unto thee; * for
in thy word is my trust.
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148 Mine eyes prevent the night watches; * that I might be occupied in thy
149 Hear my voice, O LORD, according unto thy lovingkindness;
* quicken me, according to thy judgments.
150 They draw nigh that of malice persecute me, * and
are far from thy law.
151 Be thou nigh at hand, O LORD; * for all thy commandments
152 As concerning thy testimonies, I have known long
since, * that thou hast grounded them for ever.
CONSIDER mine adversity, and deliver me, * for I do not forget thy law.
154 Avenge thou my cause, and deliver me; * quicken
me according to thy word.
155 Health is far from the ungodly; * for they regard
not thy statutes.
156 Great is thy mercy, O LORD; * quicken me, as thou
157 Many there are that trouble me, and persecute me;
* yet do I not swerve from thy testimonies.
158 It grieveth me when I see the transgressors; *
because they keep not thy law.
159 Consider, O LORD, how I love thy commandments;
* O quicken me, according to thy loving-kindness.
160 Thy word is true from everlasting; * all the judgments
of thy righteousness endure for evermore.
have persecuted me without a cause; * but my heart standeth in awe of
162 I am as glad of thy word, * as one that findeth
163 As for lies, I hate and abhor them; * but thy law
do I love.
164 Seven times a day do I praise thee; * because of
thy righteous judgments.
149 ... quicken me, according as thou art wont. until
165 Great is the peace that they have who love thy law; * and they have
none occasion of stumbling.
166 LORD, I have looked for thy saving health, * and
done after thy commandments.
167 My soul hath kept thy testimonies, * and loved
168 I have kept thy commandments and testimonies; *
for all my ways are before thee.
my complaint come before thee, O LORD; * give me understanding according
to thy word.
170 Let my supplication come before thee; * deliver
me according to thy word.
171 My lips shall speak of thy praise, * when thou
hast taught me thy statutes.
172 Yea, my tongue shall sing of thy word; * for all
thy commandments are righteous.
173 Let thine hand help me; * for I have chosen thy
174 I have longed for thy saving health, O LORD; *
and in thy law is my delight.
175 O let my soul live, and it shall praise thee; *
and thy judgments shall help me.
176 I have gone astray like a sheep that is lost; *
O seek thy servant, for I do not forget thy commandments.
120. Ad Dominum.
I was in trouble, I called upon the LORD, * and he heard me.
2 Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips, * and from
a deceitful tongue.
3 What reward shall be given or done unto thee, thou
false tongue? * even mighty and sharp arrows, with hot burning coals.
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at it. until
4 Woe is me, that I am constrained to dwell with Meshech1, *
and to have my habitation among the tents of Kedar!
5 My soul hath long dwelt among them * that are enemies
6 I labour for peace; but when I speak unto them thereof,
* they make them ready to battle.
121. Levavi oculos.
WILL lift up mine eyes unto the hills; * from whence cometh my help?1
2 My help cometh even from the LORD, * who hath made
heaven and earth.
3 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved; * and he
that keepeth thee will not sleep.
4 Behold, he that keepeth Israel * shall neither slumber
5 The LORD himself is thy keeper; * the LORD is thy
defence upon thy right hand;6 So that the sun shall not burn thee by
day, * neither the moon by night.
7 The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil; * yea,
it is even he that shall keep thy soul.
8 The LORD shall preserve thy going out, and thy coming
in, * from this time forth for evermore.
122. Lætatus sum.
WAS glad when they said unto me, * We will go into the house of the LORD.
2 Our feet shall stand in thy gates, * O Jerusalem.
3 Jerusalem is built as a city * that is at unity in
4 For thither the tribes go up, even the tribes of
the LORD, * to testify unto Israel, to give thanks unto the Name of the
5 For there is the seat of judgment, * even the seat
of the house of David.
6 O pray for the peace of Jerusalem; * they shall prosper
that love thee.
7 Peace be within thy walls, * and plenteousness within
8 For my brethren and companions' sakes, * I will wish
9 Yea, because of the house of the LORD our God, *
I will seek to do thee good.
123. Ad te levavi oculos meos.
thee lift I up mine eyes, * O thou that dwellest in the heavens.
2 Behold, even as the eyes of servants look unto the
hand of their masters, and as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her
mistress, * even so our eyes wait upon the LORD our God, until he have
mercy upon us.
3 Have mercy upon us, O LORD, have mercy upon us; *
for we are utterly despised.
4 Our soul is filled with the scornful reproof of the
wealthy, * and with the despitefulness of the proud.
124. Nisi quia Dominus.
the LORD himself had not been on our side, now may Israel say; * if the
LORD himself had not been on our side, when men rose up against us;
Levavi oculos meos until
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had swallowed us up alive1; * when they were so wrathfully
displeased at us.
3 Yea, the waters had drowned us, * and the stream
had gone over our soul.
4 The deep waters of the proud * had gone even over
5 But praised be the LORD, * who hath not given us
over for a prey unto their teeth.
6 Our soul is escaped even as a bird out of the snare
of the fowler; * the snare is broken, and we are delivered.
7 Our help standeth in the Name of the LORD, * who
hath made heaven and earth.
125. Qui confidunt.
that put their trust in the LORD shall be even as the mount Sion, * which
may not be removed, but standeth fast for ever.
2 The hills stand about Jerusalem; * even so standeth
the LORD round about his people, from this time forth for evermore.
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the sceptre of the ungodly shall not abide upon the lot of the righteous;
* lest the righteous put their hand unto wickedness.
4 Do well, O LORD, * unto those that are good and true
5 As for such as turn back unto their own wickedness,
* the LORD shall lead them forth with the evil doers; but peace shall
be upon Israel.
126. In convertendo.
the LORD turned again the captivity of Sion, * then were we like unto
them that dream.
2 Then was our mouth filled with laughter, * and our
tongue with joy.
3 Then said they among the heathen, * The LORD hath
done great things for them.
4 Yea, the LORD hath done great things for us already;
* whereof we rejoice.
5 Turn our captivity, O LORD, * as the rivers in the
6 They that sow in tears * shall reap in joy.
7 He that now goeth on his way weeping, and beareth
forth good seed, * shall doubtless come again with joy, and bring his
sheaves with him.
127. Nisi Dominus.
the LORD build the house, * their labour is but lost that build it.
2 Except the LORD keep the city, * the watchman waketh
but in vain.
3 It is but lost labour that ye haste to rise up early,
and so late take rest, and eat the bread of carefulness; * for so he giveth
his beloved sleep.
4 Lo, children, and the fruit of the womb, * are an
heritage and gift that cometh of the LORD.
5 Like as the arrows in the hand of the giant, * even
so are the young children.
6 Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them;
* they shall not be ashamed when they speak with their enemies in the
128. Beati omnes.
are all they that fear the LORD, * and walk in his ways.
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cometh not into the lot of the righteous : ... until
2 For thou shalt eat the labours1 of thine hands: * O well is
thee, and happy shalt thou be.
3 Thy wife shall be as the fruitful vine * upon the walls
of thine house;
4 Thy children like the olive-branches * round about
5 Lo, thus shall the man be blessed * that feareth the
6 The LORD from out of Sion shall so bless thee, * that
thou shalt see Jerusalem in prosperity all thy life long;
7 Yea, that thou shalt see thy children's children, *
and peace upon Israel.
129. Sæpe expugnaverunt.
a time have they fought against me from my youth up, * may Israel now
2 Yea, many a time have they vexed me from my youth
up; * but they have not prevailed against me.
3 The plowers plowed upon my back, * and made long
4 But the righteous LORD * hath hewn the snares of
the ungodly in pieces.
5 Let them be confounded and turned backward, * as
many as have evil will at Sion.
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them be even as the grass upon the housetops, * which withereth afore
it be grown up;
7 Whereof the mower filleth not his hand, * neither
he that bindeth up the sheaves his bosom.
8 So that they who go by say not so much as, The LORD
prosper you; * we wish you good luck in the Name of the LORD.
130. De profundis.
of the deep have I called unto thee, O LORD; * Lord, hear my voice.
2 O let thine ears consider well * the voice of my
3 If thou, LORD, wilt be extreme to mark what is done
amiss, * O Lord, who may abide it?
4 For there is mercy with thee; * therefore shalt thou
5 I look for the LORD; my soul doth wait for him; *
in his word is my trust.
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grass growing upon the house-tops : which withereth afore it be plucked
6 My soul fleeth unto the Lord before the morning watch; * I say, before
the morning watch.
7 O Israel, trust in the LORD; for with the LORD there
is mercy, * and with him is plenteous redemption.
8 And he shall redeem Israel * from all his sins.
131. Domine, non est.
I am not high-minded; * I have no proud looks.
2 I do not exercise myself in great matters * which
are too high for me.
3 But I refrain my soul, and keep it low, like as a
child that is weaned from his mother: * yea, my soul is even as a weaned
4 O Israel, trust in the LORD * from this time forth
132. Memento, Domine.
remember David, * and all his trouble:
2 How he sware unto the LORD, * and vowed a vow unto
the Almighty God of Jacob:
3 I will not come within the tabernacle of mine house,
* nor climb up into my bed;
4 I will not suffer mine eyes to sleep, nor mine eyelids
to slumber; * neither the temples of my head to take any rest;
5 Until I find out a place for the temple of the LORD;
* an habitation for the Mighty God of Jacob.
| 6. My soul fleeth unto the
Lord : before the morning
watch, I say, ... until
6 Lo, we heard of the same at Ephratah1, * and found it in the
7 We will go into his tabernacle, * and fall low on our
knees before his footstool.
8 Arise, O LORD, into thy resting-place; * thou, and
the ark of thy strength.
9 Let thy priests be clothed with righteousness; * and
let thy saints sing with joyfulness.
10 For thy servant David's sake, * turn not away the face of thine anointed.
11 The LORD hath made a faithful oath unto David, * and
he shall not shrink from it:
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presence of thine anointed. until
12 Of the fruit of thy body * shall I set upon thy throne2.
13 If thy children will keep my covenant, and my testimonies
that I shall teach them; * their children also shall sit upon thy throne2
14 For the LORD hath chosen Sion to be an habitation
for himself; * he hath longed for her.
15 This shall be my rest for ever: * here will I dwell,
for I have a delight therein.
16 I will bless her victuals with increase, * and will
satisfy her poor with bread.
17 I will deck her priests with health, * and her saints
shall rejoice and sing.
18 There shall I make the horn of David to flourish:
* I have ordained a lantern for mine anointed.
19 As for his enemies, I shall clothe them with shame;
* but upon himself shall his crown flourish.
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133. Ecce, quam bonum!
how good and joyful a thing it is, * for brethren to dwell together in
2 It is like the precious oil upon the head, that ran
down unto the beard, * even unto Aaron's beard, and went down to the skirts
of his clothing.
3 Like as the dew of Hermon, * which fell upon the
hill of Sion.
4 For there the LORD promised his blessing, * and life
134. Ecce nunc.
now, praise the LORD, * all ye servants of the LORD;
2 Ye that by night stand in the house of the LORD,
* even in the courts of the house of our God.
3 Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, * and praise
4 The LORD that made heaven and earth * give thee blessing
out of Sion.
135. Laudate Nomen.
PRAISE the LORD, laud ye the Name of the LORD; * praise it, O ye servants
of the LORD;
2 Ye that stand in the house of the LORD, * in the
courts of the house of our God.
3 O praise the LORD, for the LORD is gracious; * O
sing praises unto his Name, for it is lovely.
4 For why? the LORD hath chosen Jacob unto himself,
* and Israel for his own possession.
5 For I know that the LORD is great, * and that our Lord is above all gods.
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6 Whatsoever the LORD pleased, that did he in heaven,
and in earth; * and1 in the sea, and in all deep places.
7 He bringeth forth the clouds from the ends of the world,
* and sendeth forth lightnings with the rain, bringing the winds out of
8 He smote the firstborn of Egypt, * both of man and
9 He hath sent tokens and wonders into the midst of thee,
O thou land of Egypt; * upon Pharaoh, and all his servants.
10 He smote divers nations, * and slew mighty kings:
1 and added
11 Sihon2, king of the Amorites; and Og, the king of Bashan3;
* and all the kingdoms of Canaan;
12 And gave their land to be an heritage, * even an
heritage unto Israel his people.
13 Thy Name, O LORD, endureth for ever; * so doth thy
memorial, O LORD, from one generation to another.
14 For the LORD will avenge his people, * and be gracious
unto his servants.
15 As for the images of the heathen, they are but silver
and gold; * the work of men's hands.
16 They have mouths, and speak not; * eyes have they,
but they see not.
17 They have ears, and yet they hear not; * neither
is there any breath in their mouths.
18 They that make them are like unto them; * and so
are all they that put their trust in them.
19 Praise the LORD, ye house of Israel; * praise the
LORD, ye house of Aaron.
20 Praise the LORD, ye house of Levi; * ye that fear
the LORD, praise the LORD.
21 Praised be the LORD out of Sion, * who dwelleth
GIVE thanks unto the LORD, for he is gracious: * and his mercy endureth
2 O give thanks unto the God of all gods: * for his
mercy endureth for ever.
3 O thank the LORD of all lords: * for his mercy endureth
4 Who only doeth great wonders: * for his mercy endureth
5 Who by his excellent wisdom made the heavens: * for
his mercy endureth for ever.
6 Who laid out the earth above the waters: * for his
mercy endureth for ever.
7 Who hath made great lights: * for his mercy endureth
8 The sun to rule the day: * for his mercy endureth
9 The moon and the stars to govern the night: * for
his mercy endureth for ever.
10 Who smote Egypt, with their firstborn: * for his
mercy endureth for ever;
11 And brought out Israel from among them: * for his
mercy endureth for ever;
12 With a mighty hand and stretched-out arm: * for
his mercy endureth for ever.
13 Who divided the Red Sea in two parts: * for his
mercy endureth for ever;
14 And made Israel to go through the midst of it: *
for his mercy endureth for ever.
15 But as for Pharaoh and his host, he overthrew them
in the Red Sea: * for his mercy endureth for ever.
16 Who led his people through the wilderness: * for
his mercy endureth for ever.
17 Who smote great kings: * for his mercy endureth
18 Yea, and slew mighty kings: * for his mercy endureth
19 Sihon1, king of the Amorites: * for his mercy endureth for
20 And Og, the king of Bashan2: * for his
mercy endureth for ever;
21 And gave away their land for an heritage: * for
his mercy endureth for ever;
22 Even for an heritage unto Israel his servant: *
for his mercy endureth for ever.
23 Who remembered us when we were in trouble: * for
his mercy endureth for ever;
24 And hath delivered us from our enemies: * for his
mercy endureth for ever.
25 Who giveth food to all flesh: * for his mercy endureth
26 O give thanks unto the God of heaven: * for his
mercy endureth for ever.
27 O give thanks unto the Lord of lords: * for his
mercy endureth for ever.
137. Super flumina.
the waters of Babylon we sat down and wept, * when we remembered thee,
2 As for our harps, we hanged them up * upon the trees
that are therein.
3 For they that led us away captive, required of us
then a song, and melody in our heaviness: * Sing us one of the songs of
4 How shall we sing the LORD’S song * in a strange
5 If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, * let my right hand
forget her cunning.
1 Sehon until
2 Basan until
6 If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth;
* yea, if I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy.
7 Remember the children of Edom, O LORD, in the day of Jerusalem; * how
they said, Down with it, down with it, even to the ground.
8 O daughter of Babylon, wasted with misery; * yea,
happy shall he be that rewardeth thee as thou hast served us.
9 Blessed shall he be that taketh thy children, * and
throweth them against the stones.
138. Confitebor tibi.
WILL give thanks unto thee, O Lord, with my whole heart; * even before
the gods will I sing praise unto thee.
2 I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise
thy Name, because of thy loving-kindness and truth; * for thou hast magnified
thy Name, and thy word, above all things.
3 When I called upon thee, thou heardest me; * and
enduedst my soul with much strength.
4 All the kings of the earth shall praise thee, O LORD;
* for they have heard the words of thy mouth.
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5 Yea, they shall sing of1 the ways of the LORD, * that great
is the glory of the LORD.
6 For though the LORD be high, yet hath he respect
unto the lowly; * as for the proud, he beholdeth them afar off.
7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, yet shalt
thou refresh me; * thou shalt stretch forth thy hand upon the furiousness
of mine enemies, and thy right hand shall save me.
8 The LORD shall make good his loving-kindness toward
me; * yea, thy mercy, O LORD, endureth for ever; despise not then the
works of thine own hands.
139. Domine, probasti.
LORD, thou hast searched me out, and known me. * Thou knowest my down-sitting,
and mine uprising; thou understandest my thoughts long before.
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2 Thou art about my path, and about my bed; * and art acquainted with all
3 For lo, there is not a word in my tongue, * but thou,
O LORD, knowest it altogether.
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my ways. until
4 Thou hast beset1 me behind and before, * and laid thine hand
5 Such knowledge is too wonderful and excellent for me;
* I cannot attain unto it.
6 Whither shall I go then from thy Spirit? * or whither
shall I go then from thy presence?
7 If I climb up into heaven, thou art there; * if I go
down to hell, thou art there also.
8 If I take the wings of the morning, * and remain in
the uttermost parts of the sea;
9 Even there also shall thy hand lead me, * and thy right
hand shall hold me.
10 If I say, Peradventure the darkness shall cover me;
* then shall my night be turned to day.
11 Yea, the darkness is no darkness with thee, but the
night is as clear as the day; * the darkness and light to thee are both
12 For my reins are thine; * thou hast covered me in
my mother's womb.
13 I will give thanks unto thee, for I am fearfully and
wonderfully made: * marvellous are thy works, and that my soul knoweth right
14 My bones are not hid from thee, * though I be made
secretly, and fashioned beneath in the earth.
15 Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being imperfect;
* and in thy book were all my members written;
16 Which day by day were fashioned, * when as yet there
was none of them.
17 How dear are thy counsels unto me, O God; * O how great is the sum
18 If I tell them, they are more in number than the
sand: * when I wake up, I am present with thee.
19 Wilt thou not slay the wicked, O God? * Depart from
me, ye blood-thirsty men.
20 For they speak unrighteously against thee; * and
thine enemies take thy Name in vain.
21 Do not I hate them, O LORD, that hate thee? * and
am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee?
22 Yea, I hate them right sore; * even as though they
were mine enemies.
23 Try me, O God, and seek the ground of my heart;
* prove me, and examine my thoughts.
24 Look well if there be any way of wickedness in me;
* and lead me in the way everlasting.
140. Eripe me, Domine.
me, O LORD, from the evil man; * and preserve me from the wicked man;
2 Who imagine mischief in their hearts, * and stir
up strife all the day long.
3 They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent;
* adder's poison is under their lips.
4 Keep me, O LORD, from the hands of the ungodly; *
preserve me from the wicked men, who are purposed to overthrow my goings.
5 The proud have laid a snare for me, and spread a
net abroad with cords; * yea, and set traps in my way.
6 I said unto the LORD, Thou art my God, * hear the
voice of my prayers, O LORD.
7 O LORD God, thou strength of my health; * thou hast
covered my head in the day of battle.
8 Let not the ungodly have his desire, O LORD; * let
not his mischievous imagination prosper, lest they be too proud.
9 Let the mischief of their own lips fall upon the
head of them * that compass me about.
10 Let hot burning coals fall upon them; * let them
be cast into the fire, and into the pit, that they never rise up again.
11 A man full of words shall not prosper upon the earth:
* evil shall hunt the wicked person to overthrow him.
12 Sure I am that the LORD will avenge the poor, *
and maintain the cause of the helpless.
13 The righteous also shall give thanks unto thy Name;
* and the just shall continue in thy sight.
141. Domine, clamavi.
I call upon thee; haste thee unto me, * and consider my voice, when I
cry unto thee.
2 Let my prayer be set forth in thy sight as the incense;
* and let the lifting up of my hands be an evening sacrifice.
3 Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth, * and keep
the door of my lips.
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4 O let not mine heart be inclined to any evil thing; * let me not be
occupied in ungodly works with the men that work wickedness, neither let
me eat of such things as please them.
5 Let the righteous rather smite me friendly, and reprove
me; * yea, let not my head refuse their precious balms.
6 As for the ungodly, * I will pray yet against their
7 Let their judges be overthrown in stony places, *
that they may hear my words; for they are sweet.
8 Our bones lie scattered before the pit, * like as
when one breaketh and heweth wood upon the earth.
9 But mine eyes look unto thee, O LORD God; * in thee
is my trust; O cast not out my soul.
10 Keep me from the snare that they have laid for me,
* and from the traps of the wicked doers.
11 Let the ungodly fall into their own nets together,
* and let me ever escape them.
142. Voce mea ad Dominum.
CRIED unto the LORD with my voice; * yea, even unto the LORD did I make
2 I poured out my complaints before him, * and showed
him of my trouble.
3 When my spirit was in heaviness, thou knewest my
path; * in the way wherein I walked, have they privily laid a snare for
4 I looked also upon my right hand, * and saw there
was no man that would know me.
5 I had no place to flee unto, * and no man cared for
6 I cried unto thee, O LORD,
and said, * Thou art my hope, and my portion in the land of the living.
7 Consider my complaint; * for I am brought very low.
8 O deliver me from my persecutors; * for they are
too strong for me.
9 Bring my soul out of prison, that I may give thanks
unto thy Name; * which thing if thou wilt grant me, then shall the righteous
resort unto my company.
143. Domine, exaudi.
my prayer, O LORD, and consider my desire; * hearken unto me for thy truth
and righteousness' sake.
2 And enter not into judgment with thy servant; * for
in thy sight shall no man living be justified.
3 For the enemy hath persecuted my soul; he hath smitten
my life down to the ground; * he hath laid me in the darkness, as the
men that have been long dead.
4 Therefore is my spirit vexed within me, * and my
heart within me is desolate.
5 Yet do I remember the time past; I muse upon all
thy works; * yea, I exercise myself in the works of thy hands.
6 I stretch forth my hands unto thee; * my soul gaspeth
unto thee as a thirsty land.
7 Hear me, O LORD, and that soon; for my spirit waxeth
faint: * hide not thy face from me, lest I be like unto them that go down
into the pit.
8 O let me hear thy loving-kindness betimes in the
morning; for in thee is my trust: * show thou me the way that I should
walk in; for I lift up my soul unto thee.
9 Deliver me, O LORD, from mine enemies; * for I flee
unto thee to hide me.
10 Teach me to do the thing that pleaseth thee; for
thou art my God: * let thy loving Spirit lead me forth into the land of
11 Quicken me, O LORD, for thy Name's sake; * and for
thy righteousness' sake bring my soul out of trouble.
12 And of thy goodness slay mine enemies, * and destroy
all them that vex my soul; for I am thy servant.
144. Benedictus Dominus.
be the LORD my strength, * who teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers
2 My hope and my fortress, my castle and deliverer,
my defender in whom I trust; * who subdueth my people that is under me.
3 LORD, what is man, that thou hast such respect unto
him? * or the son of man, that thou so regardest him?
4 Man is like a thing of nought; * his time passeth
away like a shadow.
5 Bow thy heavens, O LORD, and come down; * touch the
mountains, and they shall smoke.
6 Cast forth thy lightning, and tear them; * shoot
out thine arrows, and consume them.
| 4. ... that work wickedness,
lest I eat of such things as please them.
5. Let the righteous
rather smite me friendly : and reprove me.
let not their precious balms break my head : yea, I will pray yet against
their wickedness. until
7 Send down thine hand from above; * deliver me, and take me out of the
great waters, from the hand of strangers1;
8 Whose mouth talketh of vanity, * and their right hand
is a right hand of wickedness.
9 I will sing a new song unto thee, O God; * and sing
praises unto thee upon a ten-stringed lute.
10 Thou hast given victory unto kings, * and hast delivered
David thy servant from the peril of the sword.
1 strange children until
11 Save me, and deliver me from the hand of strangers1, * whose
mouth talketh of vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of iniquity:
12 That our sons may grow up as the young plants, *
and that our daughters may be as the polished corners of the temple;
13 That our garners may be full and plenteous with
all manner of store; * that our sheep may bring forth thousands, and
ten thousands in our fields;
14 That our oxen may be strong to labour; that there
be no decay, * no leading into captivity, and no complaining in our streets.
15 Happy are the people that are in such a case; *
yea, blessed are the people who have the LORD for their God.
145. Exaltabo te, Deus.
WILL magnify thee, O God, my King; * and I will praise thy Name for ever
2 Every day will I give thanks unto thee; * and praise
thy Name for ever and ever.
3 Great is the LORD, and marvellous worthy to be praised;
* there is no end of his greatness.
4 One generation shall praise thy works unto another,
* and declare thy power.
5 As for me, I will be talking of thy worship, * thy
glory, thy praise, and wondrous works;
6 So that men shall speak of the might of thy marvellous
acts; * and I will also tell of thy greatness.
7 The memorial of thine abundant kindness shall be
showed; * and men shall sing of thy righteousness.
8 The LORD is gracious and merciful; * long-suffering,
and of great goodness.
9 The LORD is loving unto every man; * and his mercy
is over all his works.
10 All thy works praise thee, O LORD; * and thy saints
give thanks unto thee.
11 They show the glory of thy kingdom, * and talk of
12 That thy power, thy glory, and mightiness of thy
kingdom, * might be known unto men.
13 Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, * and thy
dominion endureth throughout all ages.
14 The LORD upholdeth all such as fall, * and lifteth
up all those that are down.
15 The eyes of all wait upon thee, O Lord; * and thou
givest them their meat in due season.
16 Thou openest thine hand, * and fillest all things
living with plenteousness.
17 The LORD is righteous in all his ways, * and holy
in all his works.
18 The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon him;
* yea, all such as call upon him faithfully.
19 He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him;
* he also will hear their cry, and will help them.
20 The LORD preserveth all them that love him; * but
scattereth abroad all the ungodly.
21 My mouth shall speak the praise of the LORD; * and
let all flesh give thanks unto his holy Name for ever and ever.
146. Lauda, anima mea.
the LORD, O my soul: while I live, will I praise the LORD; * yea, as long
as I have any being, I will sing praises unto my God.
2 O put not your trust in princes, nor in any child
of man; * for there is no help in them.
3 For when the breath of man goeth forth, he shall
turn again to his earth, * and then all his thoughts perish.
4 Blessed is he that hath the God of Jacob for his
help, * and whose hope is in the LORD his God:
5 Who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that
therein is; * who keepeth his promise for ever;
6 Who helpeth them to right that suffer wrong; * who
feedeth the hungry.
7 The LORD looseth men out of
prison; * the LORD giveth sight to the blind.
8 The LORD helpeth them that are fallen; * the LORD
careth for the righteous.
9 The LORD careth for the strangers; he defendeth the
fatherless and widow: * as for the way of the ungodly, he turneth it upside
10 The LORD thy God, O Sion, shall be King for evermore,
* and throughout all generations.
147. Laudate Dominum.
the LORD, for it is a good thing to sing praises unto our God; * yea,
a joyful and pleasant thing it is to be thankful.
2 The LORD doth build up Jerusalem, * and gather together
the outcasts of Israel.
3 He healeth those that are broken in heart, * and
giveth medicine to heal their sickness.
4 He telleth the number of the stars, * and calleth
them all by their names.
5 Great is our Lord, and great is his power; * yea,
and his wisdom is infinite.
6 The LORD setteth up the meek, * and bringeth the
ungodly down to the ground.
7 O sing unto the LORD with thanksgiving; * sing praises
upon the harp unto our God:
8 Who covereth the heaven with clouds, and prepareth
rain for the earth; * and maketh the grass to grow upon the mountains,
and herb for the use of men;
9 Who giveth fodder unto the cattle, * and feedeth
the young ravens that call upon him.
10 He hath no pleasure in the strength of an horse;
* neither delighteth he in any man's legs.
11 But the LORD’S delight is in them that fear
him, * and put their trust in his mercy.
12 Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem; * praise thy God,
13 For he hath made fast the bars of thy gates, * and
hath blessed thy children within thee.
14 He maketh peace in thy borders, * and filleth thee
with the flour of wheat.
15 He sendeth forth his commandment upon earth, * and
his word runneth very swiftly.
16 He giveth snow like wool, * and scattereth the hoarfrost
17 He casteth forth his ice like morsels: * who is
able to abide his frost?
18 He sendeth out his word, and melteth them: * he
bloweth with his wind, and the waters flow.
19 He showeth his word unto Jacob, * his statutes and
ordinances unto Israel.
20 He hath not dealt so with any nation; * neither
have the heathen knowledge of his laws.
1 strange children until
148. Laudate Dominum.
PRAISE the LORD from the heavens: * praise him in the heights.
2 Praise him, all ye angels of his: * praise him, all
3 Praise him, sun and moon: * praise him, all ye stars
4 Praise him, all ye heavens, * and ye waters that
are above the heavens.
5 Let them praise the Name of the LORD: * for he spake
the word, and they were made; he commanded, and they were created.
6 He hath made them fast for ever and ever: * he hath
given them a law which shall not be broken.
O PRAISE the LORD
of heaven : praise him in the height. until
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7 Praise the LORD from the earth, * ye dragons and
8 Fire and hail, snow and vapours, * wind and storm,
fulfilling his word;
9 Mountains and all hills; * fruitful trees and all cedars;
| 7 Praise the LORD
upon earth : ... until
10 Beasts and all cattle; * creeping things and flying fowls;
11 Kings of the earth, and all peoples2;
* princes, and all judges of the world;
12 Young men and maidens, old men and children, praise
the Name of the LORD: * for his Name only is excellent, and his praise
above heaven and earth.
13 He shall exalt the horn of his people: all his saints
shall praise him; * even the children of Israel, even the people that
149. Cantate Domino.
SING unto the LORD a new song; * let the congregation of saints praise
2 Let Israel rejoice in him that made him, * and let
the children of Sion be joyful in their King.
3 Let them praise his Name in the dance: * let them
sing praises unto him with tabret and harp.
4 For the LORD hath pleasure in his people, * and helpeth
5 Let the saints be joyful with glory; * let them rejoice
in their beds.
6 Let the praises of God be in their mouth; * and a
two-edged sword in their hands;
| 10 Beasts and all cattle :
worms and feathered fowls; until
2 people until
7 To be avenged of the nations1, * and to
rebuke the peoples;
8 To bind their kings in chains, * and their nobles with
links of iron;
9 To execute judgment upon them; as it is written, *
Such honour have all his saints.
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of them, as it is ... until
Psalm 150. Laudate Dominum.
PRAISE God in his sanctuary1: * praise him in the firmament
of his power.
2 Praise him in his noble acts: * praise him according
to his excellent greatness.
3 Praise him in the sound of the trumpet: * praise
him upon the lute and harp.
4 Praise him in the timbrels2 and dances: * praise him upon the
strings and pipe.
5 Praise him upon the well-tuned cymbals: * praise him
upon the loud cymbals.
6 Let every thing that hath breath * praise the LORD.
End of the Psalter.